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Entertainment and Sports Law Litigation Tax

Right to Funds from Sale of Tax Credits At Issue In Litigation Between Production Companies

State tax credits are valuable tools for helping meet the costs of producing films, TV shows, commercials, and other media and entertainment productions. But if more than one production company is involved with a project, a legal dispute can arise over which company owns the right to the tax credit funds.

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State tax credits are valuable tools for helping meet the costs of producing films, TV shows, commercials, and other media and entertainment productions. To entice production companies to work locally — and depending on its particular tax-credit program — a state may allow production companies to use the credits to pay tax liabilities to that state, as collateral for loans and even to sell the credits to third parties.

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